Multivariate geostatistical simulation by minimising spatial cross-correlation

Suhrabian B., TERCAN A. E.

COMPTES RENDUS GEOSCIENCE, cilt.346, ss.64-74, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 346
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.crte.2014.01.002
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.64-74


Joint simulation of attributes in multivariate geostatistics can be achieved by transforming spatially correlated variables into independent factors. In this study, a new approach for this transformation, Minimum Spatial Cross-correlation (MSC) method, is suggested. The method is based on minimising the sum of squares of cross-variograms at different distances. In the approach, the problem in higher space (N x N) is reduced to N x (N - 1)/2 problems in the two-dimensional space and the reduced problem is solved iteratively using Gradient Descent Algorithm. The method is applied to the joint simulation of a set of multivariate data in a marble quarry and the results are compared with Minimum/Maximum Autocorrelation Factors (MAF) method. (C) 2014 Academie des sciences. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.